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Handel Anniversary Edition 1759-2009 - Arias & Duets / Dessay, Daniels, Et Al


Release Date: 05/05/2009 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 96035   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David DanielsVéronique GensPatrizia CiofiJoyce DiDonato,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This ravishing selection of arias and duets is drawn from some of Handel’s finest vocal works, among them the operas Xerxes (source of the famous ‘Largo’), Ariodante, with its gripping ‘Scherza, infida’, and, perhaps his most popular works for the stage, Giulio Cesare and Alcina. The generously-filled discs (two CDs for the price of one) also include the complete cantata Splenda l’alba in oriente and excerpts the dramatic cantata Armida abbandonata, the English ode L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and the exquisite Neapolitan serenata Aci, Galatea e Polifemo. An international cast of outstanding Handelians includes Philippe Jaroussky, Natalie Dessay, David Daniels, Véronique Gens, Ian Bostridge, Joyce DiDonato, Stephanie Blythe, Read more Janet Baker, Vivica Genaux, Gérard Lesne, James Bowman. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Serse, HWV 40: Frondi tenere e belle by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
2. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
3. Rodelinda, HWV 19: Pompe vane di morte! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
4. Rodelinda, HWV 19: Dove sei, amato bene? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
5. Dietro l'orme fuggaci, HWV 105 "Armida abbandonata": Ma che parlo, che dico? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
6. Dietro l'orme fuggaci, HWV 105 "Armida abbandonata": In tanti affanni miei by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
7. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Scherzando sul tuo volto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano), Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
8. Ariodante, HWV 33: Scherza infida, in grembo al drudo by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; London, England 
9. Ariodante, HWV 33: Fra l'ombre e gl'orrori by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Laurent Naouri (Baritone), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; London, England 
10. Ariodante, HWV 33: Sorge il di by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Laurent Naouri (Baritone), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; London, England 
11. Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Amor, qual nuova by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Rachel Yakar (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
12. Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: La tigre arde di sdegno by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Rachel Yakar (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
13. Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: Per me si strugge Trasimede by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Rachel Yakar (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
14. Admeto, Rè di Tessaglia, HWV 22: E per monti, e per piani, e per selve by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Rachel Yakar (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1727; London, England 
15. Hercules, HWV 60: Where shall I fly? by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stephanie Blythe (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
16. Splende l'alba in oriente, HWV 166 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
17. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: As steals the morn upon the night by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Lynne Dawson (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; London, England 
18. Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a: Un pensiero nemico di pace by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707 
19. Arminio, HWV 36: Fatto scorta al sentier della gloria by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Riccardo Ristori (Bass), Vivica Genaux (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1737; London, England 
20. Arminio, HWV 36: Fiaccherò quel fiero orgoglio by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Riccardo Ristori (Bass), Vivica Genaux (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1737; London, England 
21. Alcina, HWV 34: Verdi prati by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
22. Alcina, HWV 34: Ah! Ruggiero crudel...Ombre pallide by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
23. Rodrigo, HWV 5: Prendi l'alma e prendi il core by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gloria Banditelli (Mezzo Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
24. Deidamia, HWV 42: Nasconde l'usignol by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Derek Lee Ragin (Countertenor), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
25. Deidamia, HWV 42: Nel riposo e nel contento by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Derek Lee Ragin (Countertenor), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
26. Deidamia, HWV 42: Della guerra la caccia ha sembianza by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anna Bonitatibus (Mezzo Soprano), Antonio Abete (Bass), Simone Kermes (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
27. Italian Duets: Tanti strali il sen, HWV 197 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Derek Lee Ragin (Countertenor), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710-1712; London, England 
28. Rodelinda, HWV 19: Se 'l mio duol non è si forte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; London, England 
29. Italian Duets: Caro autor di mia doglia, HWV 181a by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Paul Agnew (Tenor), Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1707; London, England 
30. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Cara speme, questo core by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
31. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Va tacito e nascosto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 

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